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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi follows in Mao's footsteps on path to consolidate power

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to have taken a page from Mao Zedong, who launched a similar shake-up in the 1950s. Mao used the opportunity to strengthen his control of the military and forced many powerful generals ... follows in Mao's footsteps on path to consolidate power "Look in the mirror, dress properly, take a bath and see a doctor." Such advice might strike the ears of most people as plain ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    The Chinese people will not allow a return to the old Maoist days

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... a return to the Mao days On Boxing Day, President Xi Jinping is expected to lead the mainland's top officials, both incumbent and retired, to sing the praises of Mao Zedong on his 120th ... Zedong to rule China, as Li Rui, one of Mao's former secretaries, rightly pointed out in an interview with the South China Morning Post. Moreover, while the leaders may find it expedient ...

  3. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping endorses the promotion of Confucius

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 06:48am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the portrait of Mao Zedong over the entrance to the Forbidden City. At the time it caused a stir at home and abroad for its political and cultural implications, putting the ancient philosopher in the same league as Mao, Karl Marx and Sun Yat-sen whose portraits are displayed on the square on important occasions. Barely three months later, however, the statue was quietly removed without ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Coming clean on Xi Jinping's health could have saved leaders major grief

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Chairman Mao Zedong as a god, but it has made scant progress in removing the opacity over the health and personal lives of its leaders. State media reports almost daily about China's top ...

  5. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Party's over for state-firm fat cats

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 07:14am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... amid signs that it is about much more than merely consolidating his power. He has already become the most powerful leader in recent decades in China, with state media often comparing him to Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. But he has shown no signs of relaxing the relentless anti-corruption drive. Hardly a day goes by without an announcement that senior officials at the central or local ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Will Xi Jinping follow in the footsteps of his reformist father?

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... the cradle of the country's open-door policy, as the place for his first official visit. However, others were dismayed when Xi began to quote Mao Zedong more often than Deng Xiaoping and adopt ... and self-criticisms", one of Mao's favourite tricks to force officials to swear loyalty and strengthen his control. Amid the left-or-right debate, the leadership launched a series of high-profile ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Leaders should come clean on investigation into Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... anti-corruption investigations since the Communists came to power in 1949. China has come a long way since the 1950s and 1960s when Mao Zedong waged political struggles to purge his rivals at the highest ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Execution of Kim's uncle a signal for Beijing to get tough with North Korea

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:24am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of similar denouncements of past Chinese leaders including Liu Shaoqi and Lin Biao, who were each once the country's second most powerful officials before being purged by Mao Zedong. Analysts ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    The frightening implications of Bo Xilai's harsh punishment

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... As a charismatic leader, Bo's populist policies and open embrace of Mao Zedong's egalitarian era had won him strong support among the country's leftists, who have been unhappy about official ... demonstrations saw some protesters holding up pictures of Mao- an action seen by many as a show of support for Bo. Thus came Friday's official announcement of serious allegations against Bo, ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping's wider ambitions in rooting out graft

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:27am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to consolidate his power to a degree that has given rise to comparisons with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping- and all in less than two years. He has managed to become an undisputed leader with sweeping ...




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